mid-division, stands side, driven to chase leaders when groups merged over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, no impression, lost 2nd towards finish
Another ultra-competitive handicap on the straight course with several old rivals. Magnus Maximus was certainly impressive when making all at Chelmsford recently and he beat Spring Loaded here just over a year ago. Mustallib has won his last two and three of his five career starts. Three-year-olds have done well in this so he definitely goes on the short-list along with last month's course and distance winner Kadrizzi. Doctor Sardonicus opened his seasonal account back over 6f at Yarmouth but SIR ROBERT CHEVAL gets the nod to come good as he wasn't disgraced last time in the Stewards' Cup having gone close in decent company at Newcastle previously. Solar Flair should also be thereabouts but Out Do has been flattering to deceive. Shamshon was unlucky last time at Sandown but all of his wins have come over 5f.
Out Do 66-1 (9-11) Held up and always behind, 18th of 19, 12 1/4l behind Mecca's Angel (9-8) at York 5f Grp 1 stks (1) gd in Aug.
Magnus Maximus 5-1 (9-8) Made all, ridden and clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (3) pol in Aug beating Related (9-10) by 5l, 12 ran.
Kadrizzi (FR) 6-1 (9-13) Held up, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Ascot 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug beating Flying Pursuit (9-6) by 2l, 10 ran.
Toofi (FR) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 20, 9 1/4l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-13) at Ripon 6f hcp stks (2) gd in Aug.
Moonraker 50-1 (9-0) Chased leaders far side, outpaced 2f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never on terms, 13th of 20, 7 3/4l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-13) at Ripon 6f hcp stks (2) gd in Aug.
Solar Flair 7-2fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and switched right over 1f out, soon led, kept on and headed close home, 2nd of 7, nk behind Mehronissa (9-11) at Newmarket 6f hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Sir Robert Cheval 33-1 (8-13) Raced centre, held up, towards rear, ridden and no impression when hung right from over 1f out, 17th of 27, 6 1/4l behind Dancing Star (8-12) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Spring Loaded (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 14, 4 3/4l behind Certificate (9-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Louis The Pious 25-1 (8-13) Always behind stands side, 16th of 20, 10 1/4l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (8-13) at Ripon 6f hcp stks (2) gd in Aug.
Shamshon (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Dwelt, held up towards rear, not clear run towards inside from over 1f out until switched left inside final furlong, strong run well inside final furlong, almost snatched 3rd post, unlucky, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Son Of Africa (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Royal Birth 11-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and one pace when hampered 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 12th of 20, 6 1/4l behind Boom The Groom (9-7) at York 5f hcp stks (2) gf in Aug.
Doctor Sardonicus 5-1 (9-8) With leader, driven to lead inside final 2f, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, joined towards finish, just held on, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp (3) gf in Jul beating Elronaq (9-2) by shd, 9 ran.
Mustallib (IRE) 5-2jfav (9-6) Keen prominent, led 2f out, ridden out, won at Leicester 6f hcp (3) gf in Aug beating Highly Sprung (8-9) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Dougan 11-1 (9-7) Raced centre, held up, headway chasing group leaders 2f out, led group 2f out until ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, eased, 19th of 28, 9 1/2l behind Hoof It (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Boomerang Bob (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 8 1/4l behind Magnus Maximus (9-8) at Chelmsford City 6f hcp (3) pol in Aug.
Normandy Barriere (IRE) 3-1fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Haydock 6f hcp (4) gf in Aug beating Mickey (9-7) by 2l, 8 ran.
Cartmell Cleave 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear on rail, headway when no room final furlong, eased inside final furlong, not recover, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Son Of Africa (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Rio Ronaldo (IRE) 5-1fav (8-10) Started very slowly and lost all chance, behind, ran on inside final furlong, never able to recover, 9th of 14, 5 3/4l behind Stellarta (8-4) at Windsor 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.